After weeks of speculation, Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State and will accept the head coaching job at Texas A&M:
The deal between Aggies and Jimbo Fisher has been done. Sources with knowledge of the process say 7.5 million /yr. For “Likely” 10 yrs. Negot. Began with at least 5 yrs..I am told he will arrive Sunday evening. Approval Monday followed by introduction @AggieFootball #Aggies
— Randy McIlvoy (@RandyMcIlvoy) December 1, 2017
What makes this story a little bizarre is Jimbo seems to be trying to sneak out of Tallahassee in the middle of night according to Tomahawk Nation, who did some digging:
According to FlightAware.com, a Mitsubishi MU-2 will depart the Tallahassee International Airport at 4:45 on Friday morning. The MU-2 is a small twin turboprop private plane. Its destination? College Station, Texas, home of Texas A&M University.
A&M, of course, has been courting FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher, and while we cannot confirm Jimbo Fisher will be on the flight, it has become common practice of fans and media to track flights from college town to college town in coaching search season.
According to the report, the private plane is owned by John E. Richardson, who’s a major Texas A&M donor. The flight is also set to return from College Station to Tallahassee after midnight early Saturday morning where Fisher would coach Florida State’s final game against Louisiana-Monroe, which is what Fisher claimed he plans to do.